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I replaced the fuel pump on a 98 dakota, the gauge worked for a minute and now doesnt work at all. I checked the float its working fine, the fuse is good, so all thats left is the wiring right?? if so what color wire should i look for?

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It is usually the transduce board (conection at float arm pivot that goes bad)
if this is it you need to change the sending unit . you could take back out and try to clean contact area with steel wool and test but most times it needs replacment

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